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Australian Plants Society - Maroondah group

Growing, conserving, and sharing knowledge about Australian native plants. Australia has one of the most diverse ranges of native plants in the world. Let's grow more of them.
Social/Hobby/Interest Groups -> Agriculture/Horticulture

The Australian Plants Society (APS), formerly the Society for growing Australian Plants (SGAP), was established in 1957 to encourage cultivation and conservation of Australia's vast indigenous flora. Back then not a lot was known about Australian plants, and very few were available in retail nurseries. Many species were bought and planted in home gardens without much knowledge of their growth habit or climate needs. There were many failures, and a lot of people became disillusioned with native plants in home gardens.

Since then, many plant enthusiasts and horticulturalists have done a lot of research. Books have been written, many by members of the Australian Plants Society, and specialist native plant nurseries have sprung up. Much more is now known about what to plant where, and how to look after them.

There are numerous district representative groups of APS, with members of Maroondah APS coming from, but not restricted to, the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.  The various members of the Maroondah district group of APS have had some 50 years’ experience with growing native plants.

They meet together monthly, usually with a guest speaker, to share their knowledge and experience, to swap cutting material for propagation, and to encourage one another to learn more and experiment further.

The program of upcoming speakers, events and activities can be found on APS Maroondah’s website home page

Meetings take place on the 4th Friday of the month at 8pm 



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Dallas Boulton

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